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Oct 4, 2010

On August 3, 2010, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a request for comments asking states, consumer advocates, employers, insurers, and other interested stakeholders to provide input as HHS develops the rules and standards Exchanges should be required to meet. This request for comments included questions on a variety of topics relating to the Exchanges, such as quality standards, employer participation, eligibility and enrollment, and plan participation. Comments were due to HHS by October 4, 2010.

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Sep 30, 2010

In 2010, New York received a $1 million award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the first round of funding for the State Planning and Establishment Grants for the Affordable Care Act's Exchanges. The Exchanges will provide a marketplace where individuals, small groups and small businesses can purchase affordable health insurance. This funding the State has received will be used for initial planning activities related to the potential implementation of the Exchanges.

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Grants
Aug 1, 2010
This report provides a health care reform implementation roadmap for New York State, summarizing the major provisions of the ACA, analyzing their implications unique to the State, and outlining the key implementation tasks and issues that New York will confront as it begins ACA implementation.
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Reports & Research
Jul 22, 2010

In 2010, the NYS Department of Health was awarded $2,300,000 for consumer assistance activities. Funds will be used to facilitate the following goals: •Enhance the capacity of partnering community based organizations (CBO) to strengthen their geographical reach, provide more services and increase helpline capacity •Deepen the CBOs’ presentation skills to educate consumers •Ensure that the CBOs have the capacity to determine the merits of and assist consumers with appeals and grievances •Strengthen technical assistance to CBOs in upstate New York

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Grants
Jan 1, 2009
This report provides a comprehensive profile of New York’s public and private health insurance markets. We use the term “market” to include transactions in which buyers pay intermediaries to arrange coverage or cover health care services. Fully insured commercial health insurance markets are surveyed in detail. The self-funded market is reviewed as well, within the limits of available data. State programs such as Medicaid Managed Care and Child Health Plus, and federal programs such as Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D, are also profiled.
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Reports & Research

On July 9, 2012 Governor Cuomo submitted a declaration letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services confirming New York's intent to establish a State-based Health Benefit Exchange consistent with the Affordable Care Act. The letter indicates the State's intent to perform advance premium tax credit and cost sharing reduction eligibility determinations and designates Donna Frescatore, who will serve as the Executive Director of the New York Health Benefit Exchange, as the primary point of contact for the State's Exchange Blueprint Application.

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